Designer Tom Dixon has released a Cork Collection range of furniture. Cork is commonly used for the production of bottle stops which are punched out of the sheets of bark. This process leaves a pre-consumer waste material that Tom Dixon compresses and turns into composite blocks. The blocks are then mixed with a small amount of polyurethane resin to create the furniture range.
“It can still be continually recycled, even with the resin. Combined with waste tyres in can be used for flooring or playgrounds. There is pretty much no waste in the process, even the dust from the production is used to power the furnaces in the factories.”